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    1948 Mickey Mantle "Whiz Kids" Panoramic Team Photograph. Just seventeen years old when this photo was snapped, the future New York Yankees legend sits at center of a team shot of the Junior Cardinal League Winners 1948 Champions Whiz Kids. This is the earliest known baseball team image of the mighty Mick, and it goes without saying that these photos were originally produced in very small quantities, likely just enough for the players and coaching staff. Note that young Mickey appears to be playing a little joke, wearing his fielding glove on his right hand. Condition issues should be evident in our catalog photography, with several heavy vertical creases and some scattered tearing. Considering the rarity of the piece, however, such concerns must be dismissed. Dimensions 6x19".

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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